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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Gum Springs.

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Around Gum Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville (AL). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of Gum Springs. Huntsville (AL) has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Johnson Ford. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Gum Springs and has a population of 65,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens (AL)   [Map]   25,393   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Decatur (AL)   [Map]   55,072   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Florence (AL)   [Map]   39,959   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madison (AL)   [Map]   47,959   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Muscle Shoals (AL)   [Map]   13,831   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sheffield (AL)   [Map]   9,025   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tuscumbia (AL)   [Map]   8,434   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Columbia   [Map]   37,540   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greenfield Bend   [Map]   ---   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrenceburg   [Map]   10,736   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   11,600   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Liberty Grove   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mount Lebanon   [Map]   ---   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pulaski   [Map]   7,758   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spring Hill   [Map]   37,731   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bethel (AL)   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lester (AL)   [Map]   122   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lexington (AL)   [Map]   718   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Aymett Town   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Ethridge   [Map]   480   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fall River   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Green Field   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Loretto   [Map]   1,752   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Minor Hill   [Map]   519   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Park Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rascal Town   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Joseph   [Map]   787   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Weakley   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Webber City   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Gum Springs, please visit our County-by-County Page for Gum Springs.

Lawrence County ...

Gum Springs is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Lauderdale (AL), Giles, Lewis, Maury & Wayne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gum Springs ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Center Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Gum Springs   [Map]
Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Fall River   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hickory Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hood Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Idaho   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadowview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Seven (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Grove (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Springers Station   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Gum Springs.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Gum Springs. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gum Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Tennessee

    Tennessee Tourism

    Fishing in Tennessee
    Hunting in Tennessee


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Tennessee

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Tennessee

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Tennessee

Airports Near Gum Springs ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Gum Springs.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Maury Co. Airport (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]   MRC   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Gum Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gum Springs. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   151 miles [243 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   190 miles [305.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   195 miles [313.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNE   72 miles [115.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Maury Co. Airport (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]   MRC   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gum Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lawrence County: www.co.lawrence.tn.us/

The official website for State of Tennessee: www.tn.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gum Springs.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Gum Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gum Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gum Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1917, Longitude: -87.2920     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gum Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gum Springs), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gum Springs.